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Earth Day Network
This lesson introduces students to the concept of rain gardens and why they are beneficial in cleaning up polluted waterways. Students will learn how and why rain gardens are created and then use their knowledge to build a model rain garden as part of a group.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
3-D paper models (with accompanying Educator Guides) are a fun and interactive way to teach geologic concepts. Animations mentioned in the Educator Guides are no longer available.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Teach Engineering
Students are introduced to the concept of how matter cycles by learning about the carbon cycle. They learn how carbon atoms travel through the geological (ancient) carbon cycle and the biological/physical carbon cycle. They consider how human activities disturb the carbon cycle by emitting carbon...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
This lesson is the first of a three-part unit on plate tectonics, which includes hands-on, inquiry-based activities. In this lesson, students will construct a model of continental separation and the ancient supercontinent, Pangaea. After completing this module, students will be able to explain...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District
Under an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant, Clermont SWCD worked with Greenacres Foundation to develop a Rain Garden Lesson Guide tied to Ohio Academic Content Standards. With this guide, schools can turn their rain gardens into outdoor learning labs. The Lesson Guide provides six separate...
Resource Type: Curricula and Instruction, Curriculum Materials
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
San Diego State University (SDSU)
P, S, and surface wave animation.
Resource Type: Teaching Media, Videos or Animations
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
This website is a great place for visual learners. Here, you can control the path of the sun throughout the year. Change hemispheres, time of day, month, and more.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more.
Resource Type: Teaching Media, Videos or Animations
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
This Tidal Bulge Simulator shows how the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation combine to create tides.
Resource Type: Teaching Media, Videos or Animations
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
This simulator is ideal for authoring labs dealing with earth sun relationships
Resource Type: Teaching Media, Videos or Animations
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

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